Le Roi Daniels Digital Citizenship Plan
This plan is one component of the CBE Digital Citizenship Process. Schools must complete this plan:
- To be compliant with Administrative Regulation 1062 Use of Electronic Resources
- To allow students to connect to the school’s wireless network with their own devices
The plan is meant to guide the school’s work in these areas. The principal does not submit the plan as part of the compliance process.
1. Student Safety
Outcomes for student online safety include:
School strategies to keep students safe when they are online:
- Prepare students to act morally and ethically when using all digital resources within Le Roi Daniels School (Alberta Education ICT Curriculum and AR 1062)
- Ensure that students understand their roles and responsibilities when using digitally networked resources
- Share in the supervision of all students while online (i.e. – students who are working within their classroom learning environment on networked computers)
- Emphasize appropriate code of conduct with all students who are using Le Roi Daniels School Digital Resources
- When students are not meeting our school acceptable use policy:
- Inform students directly
- Request that student(s) return to classroom if needed
- Communicate concerns/issues directly with classroom teachers
- On-going discussions and dialogues with students about web-awareness and appropriate use of digital and web resources.
- Children will be supervised by teachers when using the internet or using their digital devices. Student owned devices (that are at school for educational purposes), will not go outside at lunch or recess but be kept in the classroom.
- The placement of machines encourages active supervision.
- Students will access the internet only under the direct supervision of staff.
- The following consequences have been put into place by Le Roi Daniels School for inappropriate use of CBE computers and the CBE network:
- Administrator intervention
- Removal of privileges on school devices and/or sending home student devices (length of time to be determined based on severity and/or frequency of inappropriate use)
- Parent communication (behavioural Report)
2. Student Learning
Student learning outcomes relating to digital citizenship include:
- ICT outcomes relating to digital citizenship have been embedded in appropriate curricula.
- Program of Studies
Students are aware of information regarding the reliable and authoritative resources that are currently available for all CBE students, parents/guardians and staff.
How the school will meet student learning outcomes relating to digital citizenship: See table.
3. Staff Professional Development
Staff professional development outcomes include:
- Teachers are aware of issues relating to student online safety
- Teachers are aware of the potential impact of digital technologies on student learning
- Teachers are aware of professional development resources relating to digital citizenship
- Teachers are aware of the Three Year Education Plan
How the school will meet staff professional development outcomes relating to digital citizenship:
- On-going staff discussions and dialogue during staff gatherings, team time and professional development opportunities
- Technology Committee – provide school direction and awareness of digital citizenship resources and professional development opportunities
4. Student-Owned Devices
Outcomes relating to student-owned devices include:
- Students and staff are aware of their rights and responsibilities with regard to the use of student-owned devices in schools;
- Students and staff are aware of how student-owned devices may enhance student learning;
- Issues relating to student-owned devices have been clearly articulated for students and staff. These include:
- Keeping their devices in a secure location at all times
- Responsibility in case of loss, theft or damage
- Technical support
- Teachers are aware of professional development resources that support the use of student-owned devices in classrooms
How the school will meet outcomes relating to student-owned devices:
- All teachers will participate in a review of the Digital Citizenship documents.
- Teachers will continue to investigate Digital Citizenship as they investigate the principles of assessment, authentic task design, critical thinking, and direct instruction strategies within the context of Professional Learning Communities and Professional Development.
- Teaching teams will have opportunity to plan collaboratively with the support of school leadership.
5. Parent Communication
- Outcomes relating to parent communication include:
- The school has communicated information about the school’s digital citizenship plan to parents.
- The school has informed parents of issues relating to use of student-owned devices in school including:
- Staff and student rights and responsibilities
- Liability in case of theft, damage or loss
- Impact on student learning
How the school will communicate this to parents:
- School website
- School Council
- Web Awareness Communication to Parents
- Informative letter has gone home
- Recommended websites will be highlighted on teacher Google Classroom pages
- School Newsletters School Web-site, Google classroom